Best of the Parent Blogs: Ten at Ten (Week Five)


10 Best Mummy blogs of the Week


Welcome to the Tots100 10 at 10 – our regular Friday round-up of our ten very favourite posts from UK parent blogs this week. So why not take a seat, ideally with a cup of coffee and a slice of cake, and settle back for some great Tots100-recommended reads?

This has been a great week for rediscovering old blogging friends as the amazing blogger at Big Beluga Baby has returned to her blog after a year’s hiatus – why not head over and say hello? BBB’s blog is a fascinating insight into just what it’s like for an ex-pat raising a family in Kazakhstan.

Also back after a long blogging break is the Wife of Bold, who has returned to blogging with a thoughtful post about the importance of fleeting moments of happiness. Of all the things loss can bring us, Wife of Bold shows that it can bring us a new perspective and appreciation of life’s good points.

Moments of joy is also a theme this week for Belgian Waffle, who has written a moving and sharply observed post that describes how parenting sometimes gives us moments of pure happiness even in the midst of the toughest of times. And sometimes it’s a picture that reminds us of just how happy we were, for that second in time.

I think all of us can sympathise with the mind-altering rage that can be caused by the apparently simple business of talking with shop keepers. Or settling down to watch a film only to find yourself interrupted by calls from the utility company, or the phone company, or the bank. Every been tempted to tell a cold caller where to go? You need to take some tips from London City Mum who knows how to talk to a cold caller.

Another post that will make you laugh this week comes from Heather at Note from Lapland, who is discovering a great new online tool for researching her book – but I’d love to know why exactly she needed to research the bottom photo in her post from this week! I’m half intrigued and half-terrified because I know that Heather has left Lapland this week to visit England.

Top of my laugh-ometer this week is A Mother’s Ramblings, who gave one of her friends permission to push her youngest child’s face into a cake. Seriously, I need friends like this. Anyway, I won’t spoil the post – just watch the video for yourself.

If you’ve ever found yourself fingering a tassled cushion in the John Lewis home department, then you’ll sympathise with Aunty Gwen this week, who confesses that she is in fact addicted to the plush, soft loveliness that is the White Company. Gwen, really, I think we’ve all been there more often than we care to admit.

One of our very favourite blog photographers, Nikkii at The Blog Formerly Known as Clinically Fed Up, has found a rather unexpected new hobby. The question is, can you still be a rock and roll rebel if you also love crochet? This post made me laugh but the photos – and the crochet – are both rather beautiful.

A post that will resonate with many of us is this one from Bare Naked Mummy, who has written about just how hard she’s finding it to let her three-year-old grow up. So how do you know when it’s time to let go of baby-ish things and let your babies become something other than babies?

One of the unfortunate milestones all bloggers hit at some point or other is getting your first nasty comment from an online bully, or troll.  Crystal Jigsaw think it’s important that we talk openly about how this happens, and maybe we’ll shame some of those trolls into showing a little more consideration before they comment.



Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, Trips100 and the Flea Retreat. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 13 year old daughter, Flea.

Discussion5 Comments

  1. Posting on my new blog was as good as keeping my crochet shame a secret :P- I had to go pick up my son from the skatepark tonight blaring The Ace of Spades to regain some semblance of cool – yeah my kid thinks Motorhead is cool – probably not so cool blaring from a Renault Scenic with a carseat in the back but meh… (PS – this is a Scottish “aw shucks thanks mate” but you knew that….)

  2. Thank you for outing me, it was a slippery slope after I bought the first Cath Kidston tea towel. It’ll be Per Una cardies next!

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